I know it was just a joke, but the whole "three weeks" part seemed kind of cruel...There are some really strong Evil Dead vibes in this movie. A lot of Raimi's wacky surreal camera work, but also Bruce beating himself up, and the Darkhold is pretty much Marvel's necronomicon.
Overall, I think I enjoyed the movie for what it was, but it wasn't really what I was expecting. For one thing, I was expecting it to draw on the events of Loki but it doesn't. Granted, hardly anyone anywhere in the multiverse other than two specific Lokis (well, a Loki and a Sylvie) actually know what is going on, but I just thought the splitting of the "sacred timeline" was meant to be what caused the opening of the multiverse, but this movie made it seem like the multiverse had always been there, full of variants.
Google it. I'm hardly the only one to notice the sexist overtones. People are saying it's a classic example of "female too powerful for her own good". People are also complaining that they Disneyfied America by making her a wide-eyed, helpless kid who doesn't know how to use her powers until the male hero gives her a pep talk.
The way I see it, the multiverse has always existed. Now. It hadn't always existed a year ago, but now it always has.
She joined the MCU with vengeful/villainous tones
From the moment they split the sacred timeline the multicerse was “always there”. The ripples from that split affect the past toobut I just thought the splitting of the "sacred timeline" was meant to be what caused the opening of the multiverse, but this movie made it seem like the multiverse had always been there, full of variants.
That's a pretty big difference between Comics Wanda and MCU Wanda. Comics Wanda was basically press-ganged into working with Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. But when MCU Wanda was given the opportunity to work with Hydra to go after Stark, she jumped in with both feet and didn't look back.Yeah, she was originally a terrorist, willing to set the Hulk loose on a city full of people.
I'd love to see a Doc Samson show on Disney+.What this movie does show us is that most of the issues in the MCU could be prevented or solved with suitable application of mental health professionals. We don't need the Sorcerer Supreme so much as we need all these people to get good therapists.
I ignored that because it was so used to set up such a blatant joke at the end, that I knew it was meant to be 132% comedic. I do agree that if you look at it objectively it is WAY too much of an overreaction to getting accused of not paying for your food, which to be fair.....she didn't!I know it was just a joke, but the whole "three weeks" part seemed kind of cruel...
People's notes about Wanda being a terrorist, thank you for reminding me! So MCU Wanda actually has a clear pattern, her grief makes her vengeful, time and time again.
that's fair. Its less she actively seeks to hurt people and more "she has no care of the consequences as long as she gets what she wants"So, I'd push back a little bit on that. In neither Wandavision nor Multiverse of Madness, is she "vengeful". She isn't out to do harm to people who have done her wrong. She is out to get what she thinks will relieve her grief. She no longer cares about the welfare of others in pursuit of that end.
Yeah, in my headcanon, he was just joking around with her, haha.I ignored that because it was so used to set up such a blatant joke at the end, that I knew it was meant to be 132% comedic. I do agree that if you look at it objectively it is WAY too much of an overreaction to getting accused of not paying for your food, which to be fair.....she didn't!
Wanda was going bad before the dark hold, she is a VILLAIN in wandavision, she tortures an innocent town, shows no remorse for it,
I saw Wanda in her show as having a great character arc of overcoming her dark side and realizing that losing someone you love doesn't mean you lose yourself, because grief is love enduring.
This movie doesn't respect that, and doesn't do the work to justify why she'd turn her back on that. "Oops the book made her do it" feels crappy.
The Darkhold feeding someone's worst angels is absolutely what its always been about, though. I don't know any incarnation of it where extended contact with it didn't wreck someone.
Maybe just a way to get rid of her so they didn't have to constantly decide how to incorporate such a powerful character into future stories?Sure, if this were a documentary, I'd totally be okay with them recounting how Wanda got corrupted. But it's a choice of a fiction writer who could decide what to do, and who chose to look at a character who'd gone through the events of Wandavision, and to undo that character growth due to the influence of an inanimate object.